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March 26, 2015

10 Things You Need to Rent an Apartment in Japan

Looking for an apartment in Japan? Here are 10 essential things to prepare before you start your search

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February 16, 2015

What’s The Deal With Key Money?

It’s time this outdated practice is stopped. Only rent from landlords who don’t charge any key money.

tatami-room
January 25, 2015

6 Ways To Find Furniture For Your Japanese Apartment

Need to furnish your new home in Japan? GaijinPot’s how-to guide has the best places to find quality and affordable furniture in Japan.

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January 21, 2015

Skiing and Snowboarding in Japan

The coldest months of Japanese winter are long, so crawl out from under that kotatsu and make the best of it with this How-To Guide on skiing and snowboarding in Japan.

kumon-man
January 10, 2015

Learning Japanese with the Kumon Japanese Language Program



If you haven’t found a Japanese course that’s the right fit, the Kumon method could be up right up your linguistic street!

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December 12, 2014

Renting in Japan made easier with Bilingual Brokerage Assistance

Renting an apartment in Japan doesn’t have to be difficult. Learn more about the GaijinPot Bilingual Brokerage Assistance service.

nengajo
November 20, 2014

Nengajo: How to send a Japanese New Years Postcard


Living in Japan or know somebody who does? Here’s how to send a nengajo and win top culture points for 2015!

kitte
November 16, 2014

Books, Dinosaur Heads and Chili Dogs @ Marunouchi Reading Style

Grab a book from one of the sleek shelves of this bookstore/‘zakka’/café’ and try not to spill any of your delicious lunch on it.

wine
November 13, 2014

Toast the Autumn season at the Ashikaga Wine Festival

Head to Coco Farm & Winery for this year’s popular autumn Ashikaga wine festival.

yanaka-ginza
October 15, 2014

Tokyo’s Best Off-The-Beaten-Track Neighborhoods



If Shimokita feels mainstream to you, here’s a list of places in Tokyo that you might never have heard of but should definitely visit.

free_wifi
October 4, 2014

7 Things You Need Right Now…And Where To Find Them

Why is it that the simplest things are always the hardest to find?

wedding
September 18, 2014

4 Tips For Going To A Modern Japanese Wedding

Follow these 4 tips to avoid making any cultural mistakes at your next Japanese wedding.

tuna
September 10, 2014

The Tuna Auction at Tsukiji Market: A How Not to Guide

Don’t do this if you actually want to see the tuna auction.

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